Visitors wearing face masks walk near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul, South Korea, on February 22. South Korea become the country worst-hit by the coronavirus after China, after two rapid clusters of infections emerged, linked to a church and a hospital. Photo: AP

Letters | The coronavirus threat has not been exaggerated, countries must act quickly to bolster their health care systems

  • Don’t be lulled by the infection rates in hygiene-conscious Hong Kong and the rest of China, whose extreme shutdown measures cannot be replicated worldwide. Instead, countries must prepare for a sharp increase in highly infectious pneumonia patients.
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Visitors wearing face masks walk near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul, South Korea, on February 22. South Korea become the country worst-hit by the coronavirus after China, after two rapid clusters of infections emerged, linked to a church and a hospital. Photo: AP
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